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Written by J.T. KRUL

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

“Deadman and the Flying Graysons” was a Flashpoint tie-in series that I never expected to see all the way through. But the first two issues offered enough surprises and cool character moments to keep me onboard. Issue #3 finishes the story of Deadman and Dick Grayson who are on the run from a band of Amazons who intend to take The Helm of Nabu and use it as a super-weapon against the Atlanteans. Dick takes the road of a soldier, insisting on keeping the Helm safe. Deadman want’s to dump the Helm and leave but is bound to Dick due to a promise made to Dick’s father.

This is a lightening fast issue with little dialogue that’s over in a heart beat.  We only get brief glimpses of the well written character interactions that made the first two books good. Also the charm and innocence of the circus life is gone. Both of those elements were fun and interesting and gave the book a unique feel compared to the other Flashpoint tie-ins. This is a “run for your life” story pretty much from start to finish. For the most part it works, but it feels considerably different than the other issues.

Fabrizio Fiorentino’s washed out art style gets the job done but it didn’t overly impress me. It has a really plain and bland look to it that doesn’t capture the edge-of-your-seat, fast-paced tone that writer J.T. Krul is trying to establish. Perhaps the best thing to say about the art is that Cliff Chiang delivers another fantastic cover. It’s unique and perfectly fitting.

While I feel the story suffered once it was forced out of the circus environment, Krul still throws enough cool Flashpoint curve balls to present an entertaining issue. I like the Dick and Deadman dynamic and the final page brought a smile to my face. This wasn’t the strongest way to end the tie-in series but when read as a whole, there is some fun to be had.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 2 - Average

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